09 June 2017

News Story: Indonesia jails Singapore rocket plot suspects

Jakarta (VNA) – Six Islamic militants accused of plotting to fire a rocket at downtown Singapore from an Indonesian island were sentenced to three to four years in prison on June 7 on charges of harbouring and training extremists.

Gigih Rahmad Dewa, the group’s leader, were jailed for four years while the five others were each given a three-year jail term.

Judge Tarigan Mudalimbong said that there was not enough evidence to prove the rocket plot. However, the court found the militants guilty of concealing two Chinese Uighurs who tried to join an extremist group in Poso on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island and building jihadi training camp, 25 kilometres southeast of Singapore.

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